Awards and Trophies handed out at Galerie des Solutions by WE as part of COP21 at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre. Trophées des Solutions Climat An increasing number of businesses are committed to production, construction, development and operations models that have less impact on resources and the climate. Innovative solutions in terms of reducing energy consumption, cutting greenhouse gases and safeguarding resources already exist. With a view to highlighting them, the ADEME (French Environment and Management Agency), C3D (Collège des Directeurs du Développement Durable), Crédit Coopératif, Orée Association (Business and Local Areas), Solutions COP21, Shift Project and World Efficiency have launched the first Trophies for Climate Solutions. Certified by the COP21 "solutions agenda", the purpose of the trophies is to recognise the best climate change attenuation and/or adaptation solutions and give these initiatives a standard-setting value for other businesses looking to take action in these areas. The Trophies will be officially awarded on 2 December 2015 at Galerie des Solutions held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre by World Efficiency during COP21 . The winners will receive exposure on 4 December at the Winners Conference as part of the COP21 Solutions event at the Grand Palais in Paris. Learn more: www.oree.org/trophees-solutions-climat.html Green Building Solutions Awards 2015 This year, the international network Construction21* is putting on a unique Green Building Solutions Awards event to mark the occasion of COP21. The contest, which is coordinated by ten Construction21 platforms, highlights six categories of climate solutions: Net Zero Energy Buildings Low Energy Renovation Renewable Energies Bio-based and Recycled Materials Smart Buildings Health & Comfort. As the first European awards for sustainable construction solutions, the contest takes place in two stages: a national contest in each participating country takes between May and September to short-list projects, and then an international contest is held between October and December to select the national winners in each category. Official presentation of winners and prize-giving ceremony on 3 December at Galerie des Solutions held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre during COP21. *The Construction21 network boasts ten national platforms (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Romania, Spain) and an international platform in English that is directly connected to the European Commissions Build Up portal for energy efficiency in buildings. Learn more: http://www.construction21.org/france/ Official website : http://www.lagalerie-cop21.com/
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La Galerie des Solutions : A unique exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21 From 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget, France The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs). Official website : http://www.lagalerie-cop21.com/
Australiance, the number one marketplace of services and information portals for international professionals and entrepreneurs in Australia On Tuesday 22 September the Business France team attended an exclusive event held by Australiance , launching its new website at Alliance Francaise de Sydney with over 60 VIPs including various representatives of Team France. Photo : Business France, and Australiance’s founder, from left to right : Baptiste Le Poittevin, Léo Denes (Australiance), François Cotier and Alexandre Péquignot at the Australiance website launch event. Besides presenting its strategy and vision to enable international professionals and startups to succeed in Australia, Australiance unveiled its new website , which features essential information about living, working and setting up a business in Australia, as well as over 100 service offers from 30 specialised services providers covering all the major needs of international professionals or entrepreneurs when planning, starting and continuing their professional or entrepreneurial journey in Australia. Here is a brief video introducing the new website: The new website is currently available here ! About Australiance : Photo : The Australiance Team, from left to right : Léo Denes (Australiance founder), Jean-Xia Chou, Emilie Zanker and Brice Vaxelaire. The team also includes Claire Lissajoux (Marketing - France) and Antoine Gratian (Business Development - France), respectively based in Paris and Grenoble. Australiance is the first one stop shop for international professionals & entrepreneurs to succeed in Australia. With its strong network, Australiance is here to guide and follow professionals and entrepreneurs before, during and after their journey down under. Australiance leverages a network of over 30 partners and offers in-house consulting and coaching services. By organising monthly networking events, Australiance is connecting people to each other creating professional and social opportunities. Visit their new website: ► www.australiance.com/australia ◄ Contact Australiance for enquiries about your needs or partnership opportunities through their contact form . Follow them on their various social media ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ ✔ Facebook: www.facebook.com/australiance ✔ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/australiance ✔ Twitter: www.twitter.com/australiance ✔ Instagram: www.instagram.com/australiance Photo credit : www.huguesvillemain.com #CKLF
The entire Business France export team was present for the annual Soiree de Gala and Business Awards dinner organised by the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) on Wednesday, 16th of September at the beautiful Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton on the Park hotel in Sydney. We would like to thank the FACCI team and congratulate them on the success of the event! #CKLF
Malcolm Turnbull won the partyroom ballot to become leader and Prime Minister-designate in tonight’s ballot 54 votes to 44, after almost half of the Liberal frontbench turned against Tony Abbott to vote for change. Senior ministers including Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Ian Macfarlane and Julie Bishop were among the 14 of the 35 Liberal frontbenchers who backed the leadership spill to install Mr Turnbull as the country’s new Prime Minister. Crucial support was garnered from Victorian, Western Australian and South Australian MPs in order to topple Mr Abbott, with members of the centre right shifting to support Mr Turnbull. Scott Morrison, who was said to have supported Mr Abbott in last night’s ballot, was instrumental to Mr Turnbull’s successful bid by agreeing not to stand as deputy on a ticket with Mr Abbott. The signal from Ms Bishop that she was prepared to move before the Canning by-election was also key in indicating that WA MPs could manage the disruption — and welcomed the change — ahead of Saturday’s poll. In Victoria, Senator Scott Ryan and assistant social services minister Mitch Fifield led the charge for Mr Turnbull, and were critical in building support among right-aligned MPs needed for the leadership coup. Queensland Liberal National Party senator James McGrath, South Australian senator Simon Birmingham and Education Minister Christopher Pyne were also critical in counting numbers for Mr Turnbull. Other ministers in the Turnbull camp included Human Services Minister Marise Payne and Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert. Rising stars Kelly O’Dwyer, Paul Fletcher and Steve Ciobo also backed in the change. Mr Turnbull’s supporters pointed out that the final vote would have been a victory of 56-44 votes, but for the fact that two of Mr Turnbull’s supporters — Western Australian senator Dean Smith and Veterans Affairs minister Michael Ronaldson — were not in Canberra, and arrived too late for the leadership vote. Senator Ronaldson arrived in time for the deputy vote, and backed Ms Bishop. In a mystery fuelling speculation within the Coalition, one MP voted informal in the leadership ballot. Liberal sources noted there was a similar informal vote when Mr Abbott defeated Mr Turnbull in December 2009. The anger of Mr Abbott’s most loyal supporters was clear in the vote for the deputy’s position, when 30 Liberals sided with Mr Andrews. Mr Morrison voted for Mr Abbott, as he told colleagues he would, but is in line for the treasury portfolio. “Malcolm’s got to do a generational change,” one minister said. “He represents the future, not the past. After the vote, Mr Abbott thanked Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Trade Minister Andrew Robb and Treasurer Joe Hockey for their support. Mr Robb had been assured by Mr Abbott that his position would be safe in any impending reshuffle. Last night he confirmed he had voted to support Mr Abbott. Mr Turnbull entered yesterday’s meeting flanked by Senators Ryan and Fifield, Arthur Sinodinos, Wyatt Roy, Mal Brough and Peter Hendy. Earlier Mr Roy and Victorian MP Sharman Stone had indicated they would also switch their vote. Mr Abbott was flanked by 26 people as he entered the partyroom meeting, including Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Employment Minister Eric Abetz, Treasurer Joe Hockey, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/abbott-v-turnbull-how-the-liberal-party-room-voted/story-fn59niix-1227527471098
On September 16 2015 , for the very first time, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce will hold a full-day National Business Forum dedicated to Smart Cities , to be concluded by the widely popular annual Business Awards Dinner. The National Business Forum is a united initiative of Team France, led by the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce under the patronage of the Embassy of France to Australia and supported by Business France and the French Foreign Trade Advisor Group (CCEF). This Forum aims to highlight the French-Australian relationship that drives Australia’s Smart Cities, through innovation, expertise and collaboration, bringing together a showcase of French-Australian profiles leading the major developments that drive Australia to its future. Bringing together officials from the Australian Federal and State Governments including the Hon. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, as well as Business leaders, researchers and industry experts, the Forum will encourage diverse and high-level discourse on a broad spectrum of topics each relating to Smart Cities. Following on from the Forum, the Chamber will then celebrate the winners of the National Business Awards to recognise and celebrate the most outstanding businesses contributing to Smart Cities in 2015. Book Now . Event Summary Smart Cities Business Forum Sessions 1-2: Keynote Addresses The Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, François Romanet, Chairman French-Australian Chamber of Commerce, Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France, Dr. Tim Williams, CEO The Committee for Sydney Session 3: Smart Cities Intangible Valuation Session 4: Smart Transportation (Part 1) Session 5: Smart Transportation (Part 2) Session 6: Smart Mobility Session 7: Smart Grid & Utilities Session 8: Smart Telecommunications & IT Session 9: Smart Mobile Community & Workforce Session 10: Smart Healthcare & Demographics Closing Keynote: Visions of the Future Business Awards Dinner Address: The Hon. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development Business Awards: Winners of each Category Announced The Smart Cities Business Forum is an Initiative of Team France Further Information: http://www.facci.com.au/events/national-smart-cities-business-forum-business-awards-dinner/
On the occasion of the first official visit of the French President, François Hollande to Australia, the French Trade Commission, UBIFRANCE, organized a panel about French Technology and International Development with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius.
Nine companies were invited to participate in the meeting and exchanged about the key steps of their successful development or installation to Australia.
The panel of companies included 3 local subsidiaries of French company (Criteo, SA Marais, Stallergenes), 3 companies that were exploring the Australian market supported by UBIFRANCE and 3 Australian startup companies created by French entrepreneurs (Maestrano, Cascade, MY VERIFIED ID).
All 9 representatives supplied original testimonies around issues such as approaching a foreign market, funding, French economy understanding abroad, benchmarks, etc.
If you are a French company interested by exploring the Australian or New Zealand market or an Australian company looking to invest in France, we can help you ; feel free to get in touch with our trade advisors in Sydney!
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